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Rose Gonzales is often considered the first at San Ildefonso Pueblo to make carved pottery. However, over the course of her career, she created a variety of styles including plainware, and painted and carved pottery. This bowl is one of her classic shapes with a sharp shoulder and sloping neck. The bowl is highly polished to a glassy shine. It is painted with a cloud and rain design around the neck of the piece. Note how she used the negative space of the polished surface to create the clouds! The bowl was fired a glassy deep black. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed, “Rose” on the bottom in the clay.